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SIPO logged its filing meter at 1.222 million, marking the first one million filings accepted by the Chinese patent authority within a single calendar year in 2010, 815,000 patents were granted, up 25.2% and 40% respectively. Deemed as nice surprises, China filed 13,000 patents over PCT in 2010, up 61.3%.
In 2010, China received 391,000 invention applications, up 24.1％, among which, 293,000 were from home including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, representing 74.9％ of the total and up 27.9％. There were 98,000 applications from abroad, representing 25.1％ of the total and up 15.3％. The 391,000 are further broken down into 224,000 or 76.5% services ones, and 69,000 or 23.5% non-services. In 2010, China granted 135,000 inventions, up 5.5%. 55,000 from abroad, representing 40.7％. (By Liu Shan)
From:CHINA REPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY